Google Doodle celebrates the Taiwan Lantern Festival 2020 on the first full moon of the Lunar New Year on February 8th, 2020.
The Taiwan Lantern Festival is an annual event hosted by the Tourism Bureau of the Ministry of Transportation and Communications in Taiwan to celebrate the Lantern Festival.
There are numerous exercises all over Taiwan during the Taiwan Lantern Festival. During the Taiwan Lantern Festival, a huge number of sky lanterns light over Pingxi District (平溪) in Taiwan. In Yanshuei District, the firecrackers ceremony of the Wumiao Temple is likewise one of the significant activities. The Tainan Yanshuei Fireworks Display (“beehive of fireworks”) was initially celebrated to ward off evil and disease from the town. The Taipei Pingxi Sky Lanterns were released initially to tell others that the town was protected. These lanterns are decorated with wishes and pictures identifying with the proprietor. These two occasions are referred to together as “Fireworks in the South, Sky Lanterns in the North.
Festivities saturated with local traditions illuminate Taiwan as individuals sparkle a light on their desires for good luck and thriving in the new year.
In 1990, Taiwan joined millennia-old Lantern Festival traditions with the native Pingxi Sky Lantern and Yanshui Fireworks Festivals, making one of the most well known events in the country. The annual traditions are described by fireworks in the south and sky lanterns in the north.
All through the capital of Taipei, celebration goers can hope to see beautiful lanterns of all sizes, from small ones for children to a towering paper structure at the heart of the festivals.
Traditionally, the 16 days from Lunar New Year’s Eve until the Lantern Festival each had a special festival activity.
Nowadays, the Lantern Festival is a significant event for family meetings and reunions. Parks across Taiwan become an astounding sight with various immense lanterns portraying anything from the present zodiac creature to scenes from traditional Chinese society stories and more contemporary scenes. Schoolchildren will likewise make a lot more smaller lanterns adding to the display of the night.
Individuals in northern China eat “Yuan Xiao,” a traditional ball-shaped sweet dessert made with glutinous rice. “Yuan Xiao” is called “Tang Yuan” in southern China, symbolizing family unity.